Whether you are a low-key lover or otherwise, Valentine’s Day makes us jittery. If Sh250,000 is what you can spare, gaming equipment or a Hugo Boss package will be your best bet, especially if you are shopping for a man.
APlayStation, the latest smartphone and other cool gadgets evoke the same excitement as sitting in a new car for the first time, so choose right.
Hugo Boss package
This German luxury fashion brand, just like fine wine, is timeless. Dress your man from head to toe with a gift package containing a Hugo Boss suit, a 100 per cent cow skin handmade belt, cufflinks, travelling padlock and happy socks.
A BOSS handmade leather belt in Nairobi luxury shops would cost you about Sh27,500 while a Hugo Boss designer suit goes for Sh80,000 minimum. The BOSS cufflinks cost Sh30,000. Complete this set with a designer BOSS snake or alligator skin leather shoes that range between Sh80,000 and Sh250,000.
Throw in some BOSS happy socks. A pack-of-three at Little Red- Unmistakably goes for about Sh8,000.
For an additional Sh50,000 or so, you can make it even better with an additional Hugo Boss leather wallet encrypted with a love message—signed off by you.
PS4 Pro (NEO)
Also known as the “NEO”, this PlayStation is more superior. It is about 10 times more powerful than PS3 and comes with more space to store favourite PS games. The PS4 Pro console has an upgraded central processing unit and a higher bandwidth on memory.
It has better graphics, making the games more real. The PS4 Pro also streams Netflix with a crispy clear 1080 megapixels feature.
You can get a PS NEO as a wrapped gift from supermarkets or tech shops. Add games such as Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End; Fifa 2017 ; Pro Evolution Soccer 2017; or Call of Duty - Infinite Warfare if you want him to play indoors for hours with his boys. A full kit costs roughly Sh110,000.
It also comes with three USB ports with an extra one at the back which can be used for charging other smart gadgets and playing directly from an external hard disk.
A Dubai Valentine’s experience
With a Sh250,000 budget, you and your loved one can fly to Dubai for an out-of-this world love experience and back.
Imagine an enchanting candlelit dinner aboard a luxury yacht or a refined cultural dhow gliding silently along the Dubai Marina, while overlooking modern architecture married with the rich Arabian tradition.
Or a desert safari for a dreamlike nightout drive over the rising and falling sand dunes as you watch the sun set.
If you don’t get motion sickness! The safari ends with a lovely dinner and a treat to belly dancers and hookah pipes if this tickles your fancy.
Being that this year’s Valentines’ Day falls on a weekday, how about securing some gift vouchers and make this memorable?
The FCM Travel Solutions, for instance, have a Dubai Valentine’s flying package from February 13 to 17, via Kenya Airways (KQ). Besides, Emirates also flies three flights to Dubai every day.
“The package includes a direct flight to Dubai on KQ, four nights —bed and breakfast accommodation, airport transfers in Dubai and day trips,” said Caroline Muriithi, a tour consultant at FCM Travel Solutions.
The International Dubai Marina, Marina View Hotel Apartment, Warwick Hotel Dubai and the JW Mariott Deira Dubai Hotel are among the high-end hotels you can stay.
The hotel packages, which range between Sh240,000 and Sh192,000 include the cost of direct return flight to Dubai on KQ, four nights’ bed and breakfast accommodation, airport taxes and a half-day city tour.
A romantic evening dhow cruise dinner, desert safari with barbecue dinner and belly dancing show, return airport transfers are also included in the package.
“Yours is just to have the money and ours at FCM is to ensure that you a memorable Valentine’s getaway,” said Ms Muriithi.